It seems that Angelenos really, truly covet French fashion.
Right on the heels of Paul & Joe’s West Hollywood outpost, Vanessa Bruno will open her first US boutique in Los Angeles on July 26.
The designer, whose soft, sexy clothes are favored by Lou Doillon types, will set up shop at 8448 Melrose Avenue, right near Marc Jacobs, A.P.C, Diane Von Furstenberg and our favorite L.A. boutique, Creatures of Comfort.
The soft launch at the end of July will bring the designer to L.A. for the first time ever. There will be a grand opening at the end of October, post Fashion Month.
The success of Isabel Marant‘s New York store–as well as Sonia Rykiel‘s push to expand in the US–highlights the importance of the contemporary French aesthetic to fashion-obsessed Americans. And as Bruno told Fashionista, “The clothes must speak for themselves.” We think her winter collection–from the boots to bags to woolly vests to lacy skirts–does just that.
Click through for images from the look book–it’ll make you want to book a late summer plane ticket to L.A.